Hey everyone, I have a 2.5 gHZ core i5 mid-2012 cMBP with 4gb RAM and a 500gb 5400 rpm HDD. I just got married in January and my wife has a 5 year old macbook pro that needs replacing. We are looking to merge into 1 Mac machine. My wife has an iPad mini that she got as a gift for work and I'm looking to purchase the iPad Air 2 this fall, so we really only need 1 machine right now. Would you guys recommend upgrading my current machine to 16gb of Ram and a 512gb SATA III SSD? Or should I sell both machines and buy a new iMac or Macbook Pro or even a Mac Mini? I guess my main question is: How powerful is a 2.5 gHz core i5 mid-2012 cMBP with 16gb of DDR3 ram and a 512gb SSD? The machine still has about 8 months of AppleCare left on it. I could probably max out the mid 2012 MBP for about $400 or a little less where as a new machine would probably run at least $1200 wouldn't you think? How much benefit would I get from a new iMac or Mac Mini now compared to my current machine? My main priorities are: 1. Price - I probably only have a little over $1000 for a new machine if it comes to that. I might be able to make it stretch further if I feel I need to. 2. Longevity - want to be able to run the most recent OS and stay up to date as long as possible 3. Performance - We primarily just use our machines for music and web browsing and writing, but we want to be able to use the multiple user feature (I'm assuming that's a RAM heavy feature) of the machine and put together a home movie in iMovie on occasion, but I would put our needs on the low end of the scale in terms of power. Thanks for your insight everyone. I'm very bad at trusting my instincts when it comes to tech and like to get a lot of opinions.